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Henry V was a play written by William Shakespeare, based on the historic British monarch. Like many of Shakespeare's works, Henry V was popular on Earth for centuries after its creation and eventually spread out into the galaxy.


In 2269, Katalya Tremain quoted this play with: "God for Harry, England, and St. George." (TOS novel: Vulcan!)

In 2293, the Klingon General Chang taunted Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew by quoting Shakespeare, including lines from Henry V: "Once more unto the breach, dear friends" and "The game's afoot!" (TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In an alternate timeline, Chang quoted a different section to Christopher Pike: "In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger." (EV comic: "Now and Then")

In 2366, Lt. Commander Data played Henry on the holodeck, in a re-enactment of Act IV, Scene 1. In that scene, Henry disguised himself as a common soldier on the eve of battle, in order to talk anonymously with his men and learn their perceptions on the upcoming battle. Watching this performance, Captain Jean-Luc Picard lamented that, unlike Henry, that he could not easily disguise himself to talk to his crew during a period of increased tensions with the Romulans.

After performing the scene, Data told Picard that he planned to discuss the performances of Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh, Shapiro and Kullnark as Henry V in further his understanding of both the character and the play. However, Picard advised against it, claiming that he should discover Shakespeare through his own performance rather than by imitating others. (TNG episode: "The Defector")

On stardate 84999.22 in January 2411,[1] the Excalbians sent a Khitomer Alliance team 200.000 years ago to a simulacrum of the fall of Iconia. Urged onwards in the fight by T'Ket, Seven of Nine uttered a quote that an impressed Michael Burnham simulacrum recognised from Henry V. (STO - Legacy mission: "Measure of Morality (Part 2)")



Selected works of William Shakespeare
All's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItHamletHenry VJulius CaesarKing LearMacbethThe Merchant of VeniceA Midsummer Night's DreamOthelloRomeo and JulietThe Taming of the ShrewTimon of AthensTwelfth Night


  1. STO - Legacy mission: "Measure of Morality (Part 1)"